Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Supersport to broadcast Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced expanded coverage plans for the ICC Mens T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Dubai. ICC TV is set to produce live coverage of 28 matches which will be broadcast by the Cricket bodys global broadcast partners, making this edition the most widely available to watch ICC Mens T20 [...]

BBC Studios extends its reach across Africa

BBC Studios has announced that it has licensed over 800 hours of content to clients across Africa in the past six months. The first agreement will be between the studios and Seychelles Broadcasting Company (SBC) and also securing a package deal with a free-to-air broadcaster in Kenya and extending access to BBC Studios content through [...]

Zain launched new SVOD platform, PlayVOD

Zain has just announced the launch of its unique subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, PlayVOD, in partnership with Digital Virgo which is a France-based specialist in telecom payments, monetization and digital marketing. With this new service Zain Kuwaits offers 2.8 million customers access to a wide range of popular movies and TV series, mixing [...]

Viu to live-stream Openview’s News and Sport channel

The entertainment streaming service, Viu, has recently announced its partnership with eMedia Investments and Openviews News and Sport Channel.  The partnership will aim to provide viewers with live access to selected live Premier League games as well as current affairs. News and Sport is Openview’s most recent news and sport channel. The channel strives to [...]

SABC to air Bafana matches after four-year deal

The South African Broadcasting Association (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have finally reached a four- year deal that will see Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches broadcast on terrestrial television. The agreement will start with live coverage on SABC 1 of Bafanas Nelson Mandela Challenge clash with Mali. The deal includes all [...]

Insufficient funds delay Digital Switch Over project in Nigeria

Thirteen years after the approbation of Digital Switch Over (DSO) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Federal Government has not yet validated the N45 billion to the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) which has frustrated its take-off in the country. During an inspection of facilities at Gospell Digital Technology (GDT) factory at Calabar Free Zone [...]

Canal + to launch a Gabonese reality show “Basket Academy”

The Director of Canal + Sport channels, Pierre Chaudesaygues has officialized the launch of the first sports series made in Gabon called “Basket Academy”, which will be aired exclusively on the Canal + sports channels on 11 October. Basket Academy is a reality show by Canal + with 6 episodes. 55 people have been mobilized during [...]

Airtel Africa partners with Mastercard to offer mobile money service

Airtel Africa has officialized its collaboration with Mastercard, offering mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercards global network. The Mastercard virtual card will enable Airtel Money customers, even without a bank account, to make payments to local and global online merchants that accept Mastercard cards. Airtel Money customers will be able to [...]

Arabsat to offer streaming service with Tooli

Tooli will offer Arabsats free-to-air channels and is in talks with pay-TV content owners and platforms to offer their content as well onto the platform with the objective of rolling out a paid service in the future. According to BroadcastPro ME, Arabsat has collaborated with Saudi Capabilities Company to use its platform Tooli to launch [...]

Ethiosat introduces Ethiopia’s first dedicated TV platform

Ethiosat is a collaboration of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), satellite operator SES. Ethiosat is available on SESs NSS-12 satellite at 57 degrees East and offers over 30 channels for Ethiopian audiences only, with 12 of those channels already in High Definition (HD) quality. To access Ethiosat direct-to-home (DTH), [...]